Mishal Husain had her schoolteacher’s voice on again while interrogating His Excellency Mr Péter Szabadhegy, the Hungarian Ambassador to the UK.
“What do you say to the accusation that your country is breaking the Geneva convention?” she said, accusingly.
He said: “200,000 migrants have crossed Hungary’s borders exceeding the population of our second largest city.”
Mishal was unsympathetic, and started making those impatient noises. The thrust of her interview, and she is not alone in this type of thrusting, was that all immigrants are the same.
“Am I right in understanding that your own parents were refugees?” She said coldly.
Throughout this crisis, time after time, we get this superficial analogy between asylum seekers, economic migrants and all manner of refugees. Very often a comparison is made - of all the comparisons, in all the world - with Kindertransport.
(Just ask MI5 if they think the 10,000 Jewish children, given sanctuary from the Nazis in 1938-40 posed any threat to the security of this country)